In an effort to save the money he was taking to deposit at a bank, a 25-year-old businessman was shot at twice by unknown assailants when he resisted a robbery attempt in the Capital on Wednesday.
According to police, the incident happened in Karol Bagh in Central Delhi at around 12:05 pm.
According to police, Sunil Kriplani, who is a dealer at a cellphone shop in Karol Bagh, was shot at when he stopped at a temple on his way to the bank.
The police said that Sunil was carrying around Rs 3 lakh that he was going to deposit at an Axis Bank branch in the area.
The incident took place outside the Jai Shaktishali Mata Mandir on Padam Singh Road.
"Sunil parked his scooter near the temple and walked towards it. Outside the temple, he bowed his head after keeping the bag near him. Two motorcyclist borne assailants came to the spot and one of them got down," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Jaspal Singh.
According to eyewitnesses one of the assailants first hit the victim's head with the butt of a countrymade pistol.
Sameer, who owns a teashop right behind the temple and witnessed the whole incident, said, “The man did not let go of his bag. The other assailant of the motorcycle told his accomplice to beat him and then told him to shoot him. It was then they shot first on his thigh and then on his hand. Still they were not able to snatch the bag from him.”
Scared that the growing crowd might catch them the two assailants fled from the spot.
It was then that the police was called. Sunil was taken to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
Sunil's cousin Mahesh Kriplani said, “He was hit on his head and shot at but he still did not let them take the bag.”